Wednesday, July 25, 2012

fifty shades of grey, fifty ways to play.

I am sure you are all a tad surprised by my lack of opinion or commentary on the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, considering my life motto is the dirty bird gets the worm. You'll be even more surprised by my lack of enthusiasm, or maybe not. I am thinking that we can all agree on the fact that the writing was sub par. If I had to read little miss Ana say Holy shit! or Holy cow! one more time I was going to turn it into a drinking game, or murder someone, or both. The inner goddess talk and obvious schizophrenia wore me down as well. It was really too bad, I thought the concept was great.

Physically, Christian Grey reminded my friends of manfriend. They told me this, which is why I had to read it even though the book was a little too popular for my taste. Reading the first installment, Fifty Shades of Grey was pretty much like reading my diary, only I'm a better writer and I never forget to eat. Although the dirty stuff didn't make me blush like it did so many others, it still rose my blood pressure a tad, which says a lot. I have heard rumors that the writing gets better with each book, I will probably give them a go the next time I am visiting manfriend. It's easier reading about kegal balls with him close by. And I can't lie. E L James left me curious.

The people over at the Penguin Group were kind enough to send me a copy of 50 Ways to Play, which felt a little like Christmas after my disappointment in Fifty Shades. Play is your go to manual for sexual domination and submission. Authors Debra and Don Macleod (who also wrote Lube Jobs and Lip Service) give us the low down on BDSM rituals. They detail the whole spanking thing, which I thoroughly enjoy and recommend that you try if you haven't already. But remember people, spank and then caress, spank and then caress. SO important. The book also came with a bondage rope.

Read, enjoy, repeat, my friends.

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